Intermediate Smartphone Photography - 2018

Photography Course

Intermediate Smartphone Photography

Learn how to produce very good photographs with your smartphone camera in many different situations.

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Location: Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Room: Goodman A

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Modern smartphone cameras can do some things better than DSLR’s and point-&-shoot cameras; but struggle to do some other things as well.  There are many readily available accessories, skills and (mostly free) mobile and desktop softwares that help give smartphone cameras unique capabilities.  This class will introduce many of these things and demonstrate how you can combine them to produce very good photography with your smartphone. 

This 2.5-hour class (plus breaks) is in four parts:

  1. Smartphone Camera Unique Strengths and Limitations (20 minutes)
  2. Smartphone Photography Fundamentals (35 minutes)
  3. Indoor Scenarios (45 minutes)
  4. Outdoor Scenarios (45 minutes)


 If you have taken at least several dozen photographs with your smartphone camera, regardless of how well they turned out, then you’ll likely enjoy and benefit considerably from the class.  If you are an intermediate or advanced photographer (with any type of camera), such as familiar with manual mode, the exposure triangle, depth of field, dynamic range, etc., then you may find portions of the first ⅓ of the class, or even most of the class, a bit slow paced or shallow for your needs.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Smartphone with camera.

Course Materials

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